However racial and gender stereotypes embedded in their media has influenced children to believe certain biases and think that some stereotypes are socially acceptable or normal. There have been some positive outcomes due to the viewing of these stereotypes however there are a plethora of after effects that cause children to have negative views on specific cultures and females. Some of the views imposed on people cause mental problems and disorders that are dangerous.
When a child is born they go through the process of figuring out who they really are, as well as who they want to be. Society in many ways negatively impacts the freedom a child has whilst exploring this phase in life. It dictates what to do, and what not to do. Strong parental figures help shield young kids away from society at large and allow them to make their own decisions without any fear. Through reading the pieces “My son is Gay” and “I like to wear dresses” and Ivan Coyote we see how hatred directed towards children for just being themselves often discourages children from exploring their gender.
There are programs on television which teach children good things about life and help them develop. However there are also negative effects and one negative effect that pops into my head at once is how media views body image. The media shows unrealistic versions of men and women. It’s impossible to achieve but people don’t seem to realize that. For instance
Agents of socialization, like gender and the media, both prominent in this photo, teach children how to act. Gender roles are one part of many rules in society that children internalize as they grow up, but breaking these caused different reactions throughout society, notably those of sexist prejudice. Harold Garfunkel’s breaching experiments examined the public’s reactions of breaking social norms, however sociology also tries to explain the cause of discriminatory reactions with the Learned, Competition, Frustration-Aggression, and Ignorance Theories. In the 1967 Boston Marathon, ignorance and fear of an unfamiliar situation may have been the cause for officials and onlookers reactions, or it could have resulted from the learnt intolerance that was not uncommon for the time. Regardless, Kathrine confronted the structure of sexism in society.
Gender roles are taught initially in the family, re- enforced by schools and reflected by the media. These messages can have a real effect on an individual’s self-image and how they function in society. Whether it is the tales of the Disney versions, fairy tales have permeated society for ages. They are just stories told to children for entertainment. Families construct gender messages by teaching their children that boys and girls should learn the appropriate behavior and attitudes from the family and overall culture in which they grow up.
As a male you are taught at a young age to be more assertive and self-assured so that when you become an adult you are able to excel in your career and have a sense of power. 2. If I have sex with a lot of people, it won’t make me an object of contempt or derision. • I agree with this privilege because of how sex is perceived in today’s society. When speaking on sex it’s more acceptable when it comes from a man’s mouth rather than a woman.
In discussions of books aimed at adolescents that contain explicit subject matter, one controversial issue that has arisen is whether or not these books are too prominent in society today. Meghan Cox Gurdon argues that dark books “rife with explicit abuse, [and] violence” are too prominent in society and are negatively affecting the adolescent population as well as increasing the occurrences of these taboo practices and phenomena in society. Sherman Alexie contends in his article, Superman and Me, that children have a right to read these books if they want. Also, he believes that this literature allows the reader to extend the bounds of their empathy as well as to “save their [own] lives” (8). My personal view is that children and adolescents
Although the individual may or may not accept these identities which are presented to them. These portrayals of gender norms within video games can affect the players attitude towards women and their expectations about the behaviour of women. This may have substantial consequences in relation to women obtaining gender equality with men in the future, as men will learn to believe that the acceptable roles of women include being weak, dependent of males, and subordinate. According to Bialeschki (1990), “By conforming to gender role expectations, young girls restrict their own potential because so many important skills and activities have been designated as ‘inappropriate’ for them” (Bialeschki, 1990:54). This is mainly due to gender norms which are presented to individuals within the gaming culture, this can have major consequences when it comes to the gender socialisation of individuals within society, as traditional gender roles wherein the female is viewed as subordinate are expected and rewarded.
It is imperative that the superhero world embraces diversity. When we include diversity in superhero narratives it allows and encourages minority youth to learn their history, embrace their culture and increases their self-esteem. When kids see African American superheroes it gives them the feeling that they can connect or maybe even be in those shoes one day. Also kids need several ways to learn more about their culture because textbooks are not gonna cut it in the next few years. If every show or cartoon was made of white people it would feed right into the world that we the people created far as race and color.
Education, is a pivotal part of the childhood stage and because educators have so much interaction time with students, conservatives feel the need to monitor schooling to maintain hegemonic discourses surrounding gender (Robinson, 2008). Robinson (2008) explains that “schooling is viewed, and feared, by conservatives as a site where more liberal (‘politically correct’) ideals and values can potentially be aired unabated. Thus, schooling becomes a critical area perceived to require close surveillance to stabilise and reinforce the status quo”. Cartoons and children also have a strong relation and in most cases children adopt certain behaviours expressed in cartoons.
Narratives can teach readers how to connect different stories by discovering the themes of each one. Each author has a different argument and message their trying to tell but however the similar themes can connect. In Brent Staples “Just a walk on by: Black men in public space” and Dave Barry “Turkeys in the kitchen” each author tries to prove their argument of why certain stereotypes affect them and how they feel about it. Brent staples discusses the stereotype of black men being profiled as criminals. Within his narrative, Staples talks about accounts where he would be walking down the street just like a normal person and a white woman ahead of him would run away and cross the street to escape from him.
How social stereotypes influence young females’ self-identifies Social experiences play a very important role for people and these experiences shape people's thinking and personalities in the same time. People who influenced by the social experiences will think, make decisions and even judge others by the same way, this is so-called social stereotype. These stereotypes make a lot of negative impact and pleasure for the individuals in the group, especially for females. They are the biggest victims of these social stereotypes.